shechita


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shechita

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shechitah

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shehita

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shehitah

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(Judaism) the Jewish method of killing animals for food
[from Hebrew, literally: slaughter]
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Among the numerous laws that form part of kashrut are the prohibitions on the consumption of unclean animals (such as pork, shellfish (both Mollusca and Crustacea) and most insects, with the exception of certain species of kosher locusts), mixtures of meat and milk, and the commandment to slaughter mammals and birds according to a process known as shechita.
However, an exemption in UK law allows animals to be slaughtered without stunning for certain religious communities - Dhabihah slaughter for Halal food and Shechita slaughter for Kosher food.
THE current vociferous campaign against Halal and Shechita slaughter of food animals is a transparent excuse to get away with showing the sort of prejudice against Moslems and Jews that is no longer acceptable in a multi-racial and multi-faith society.
Some critics claim halal, and the similar Jewish shechita method, l cause more suffering for the animal than other methods of slaughter, such as the captive bolt - by which animals are shot in the brain with a gun - electrocution and gassing.
Comprehensive labelling should be supported by faith communities and animal welfare groups alike," said the letter signed by Henry Grunwald, chairman of Shechita UK, the body which represents the Jewish method of religious slaughter, and Dr Shuja Shafi, Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain.
They didn't have all the stringent rules we have, but they took the way to do shechita from very basic biblical laws, according to their understanding.
For the duration of Pesach 2013, Nita Lake Lodge's menu will consist of glatt Kosher foods with a chassidishe shechita, cholov yisroel dairy spreads, and shmura matza.
Second, the phrase 'ritual slaughter' is inaccurate as there is no ritual at all involved in the shechita method of humanely slaughtering animals for food.
Sir, In his letter about Shechita (The Grocer, 4 July), Shimon Cohen cites Compassion in World Farming to support the idea that this is a humane slaughter method.
For centuries, shechita has been practised as it accomplishes what other methods of slaughter attempt, the immediate and irreversible abolition of consciousness until death supervenes.
I question that his view of Shechita -the Jewish religious humane method of animal slaughter for food -is based on first hand experience.
Recently, certain political parties on the right wing of Danish politics have specifically attacked the practice of shechita, claiming that it is cruel to animals and demanding to have it forbidden, as is the case in Norway and Sweden, and have found support among veterinarian organizations.